News Archive

GLEON Buoy Deployed for Season in West Okoboji

Sat 4-30-2016 IA"], ["Okoboji

(West Okoboji)-Observation buoy collects weather and water quality data which is accessible via app.

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Governor Branstad To Make Stops In Region Next Week

Sat 4-30-2016 []

Governor Terry Branstad will be making some stops in the area in the upcoming week.

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Flooding May Get Worse In Some Areas Before Waters Start To Recede

Sat 4-30-2016 []

Minor to moderate flooding continues on several rivers in northwest Iowa, including the Little Sioux and Ocheyedan Rivers.

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Man Pronounced Dead Following A Single Vehicle Crash in Everly

Sat 4-30-2016 IA"], ["North Main St. & 130th Ave. Everly

An Everly man was pronounced dead following a single vehicle crash Friday in Everly.

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Moderate Flooding Now Being Reported On Atleast One Area River

Fri 4-29-2016 []

The National Weather Service now says moderate flooding is occurring along portions of some northwest Iowa rivers.

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Jackson Search Results In Two Drug Arrests

Fri 4-29-2016 Mn"], ["710 Grantz St. Jackson

Two Jackson residents were arrested last week on drug charges.

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Iowa Utilities Board Denies Motions to Reconsider Pipeline

Fri 4-29-2016 []

The Iowa Utilities Board has issued an order denying motions to reconsider or rehear actions it took regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline project.

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Girls Night Out in Jackson May 3rd

Fri 4-29-2016 Mn"], ["Jackson

(Jackson, MN)-Proceeds benefit chemotherapy bags and Jackson County Food 4 Kids.

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Traffic Stop Results In Drug & OWI Charges

Fri 4-29-2016 []

A traffic stop this (Fri.) morning near Sibley resulted in the arrest of a Lakefield man on drug and OWI charges.

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Soil And Water Conservation Week

Thu 4-28-2016 []

This week marks the annual observance of Soil and Water Conservation Week.

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ILCC Students Selected To Participate In Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute

Thu 4-28-2016 []

(Estherville)-- Four Iowa Lakes Community College students have been selected to attend the 11th annual Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute August 7-12th.

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A Colorado Man Wanted on Warrants Out of Dickinson County Taken Into Custody

Thu 4-28-2016 []

A Colorado man wanted on warrants out of Dickinson county has been taken into custody.

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Season's Center Hosts an Evening with Jimmy Wayne April 30th at CCREC

Wed 4-27-2016 IA"], Spencer, ["800 W 18th Street

(Spencer)-Country star to share experiences and music at fundraiser for Autumn's Center.

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Flood Warnings In Effect For Little Sioux River

Wed 4-27-2016 []

Recent heavy rains are starting to have an impact on area streams and rivers.

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Mock Accident Takes Place at Spirit Lake High School

Wed 4-27-2016 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Exercise designed to show students dangers of texting while driving.

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Walleye Weekend Proceeds To Stay Local Beginning This Year

Wed 4-27-2016 []

A major change for Walleye Weekend.

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Car vs Semi Collision Injures Two

Wed 4-27-2016 Mn"], ["HWY 60 & 460th Ave. Windom

A two vehicle collision Tuesday on Highway 60 at 460th Avenue just south of Windom near the Jackson-Cottonwood county line sent two people to the hospital.

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Bridge Project Update

Tue 4-26-2016 []

Officials overseeing a project to replace the Highway 71 bridge over the Des Moines River in Jackson gave an update on the project this (Tues.) afternoon.

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Driver Leads Police On Short Pursuit After Being Pulled Over

Tue 4-26-2016 IA"], ["12th St. & Ithaca Ave. Spirit Lake

A Spirit Lake man faces a variety of charges after leading police on a short pursuit this (Tues.) morning.

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Concern Mounts Over Wet Weather

Tue 4-26-2016 []

Recent rains have brought corn planting and fieldwork to a standstill all across northwest Iowa and southwest Minnesota.

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Pursuit Lands Man In Jail On Multiple Charges

Mon 4-25-2016 []

A Spencer man faces multiple charges following a pursuit Friday evening in Estherville.

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911 Call Results In Multiple Charges

Mon 4-25-2016 IA"], ["4110 225th Ave. Spencer

An investigation into a 911 call last week in Clay county has resulted in the arrest of a rural Spencer man on multiple charges.

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Fundraiser for Camp I Believe April 28th at Dickinson County Expo

Mon 4-25-2016 IA"], Spirit Lake, ["1602 15th Street

(Spirit Lake)-Camp aimed at helping grieving children to be held in September.

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Boat Registration Renewals Due By End Of Week To Avoid Penalty

Mon 4-25-2016 []

Dickinson County Recorder Ann Ditsworth has an important reminder for boat owners: you have until the end of the week to renew registration without penalty

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First Severe Weather Threat Of Season Brings Gusty Wind, Heavy Rain

Mon 4-25-2016 []

(Undated)-- The first severe weather of the season made its way through parts of the region Sunday evening.

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Teen Rescued From Lake

Sat 4-23-2016 IA"], Estherville, ["Ingham Lake

Rescue crews Friday in Emmet county rescued a teen from a lake.

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GrapeTree Medical Grand Opening at Boji Junction April 26

Fri 4-22-2016 IA"], Milford, ["1003 23rd Street

(Milford)-Move attributed to company growth, company plans to add 40 jobs in next year.

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New Program Assists Estherville And Emmet County Businesses Looking To Expand

Fri 4-22-2016 []

A new program is being offered to assist businesses in Estherville and Emmet county that are looking at expanding.

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Authorities Seek Public Assistance In Burglary Investigations

Fri 4-22-2016 IA"], ["215 S Rerick Ave. Primghar

Authorities in O’Brien county are investigating burglaries that occurred at businesses in late March and earlier this month.

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Minor Injuries Reported In Single Vehicle Crash in Milford

Fri 4-22-2016 IA"], ["Milford

Minor injuries were reported Wednesday in a single-vehicle crash southeast of Milford.

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Team Terminator wins top award at Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

Thu 4-21-2016 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Spirit Lake High School Robotics class made it into semi-final competition in Minnesota.

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Sheldon Company Expanding

Thu 4-21-2016 []

A Sheldon company is expanding its operations. Hydraulic Solutions, LLC is constructing a new 75 foot by 90 foot building.

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SMU Expanding "Fiber To The Home" Project

Thu 4-21-2016 []

Spencer Municipal Utilities is entering the 3rd phase of its “fiber to the home” project.

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Joint Investigation By Lyon & Osceola Counties Results In Drug Arrest

Thu 4-21-2016 IA"], ["1735 Olive Ave. Sibley

A joint investigation by the Lyon and Osceola County Sheriff’s Offices has landed one person in jail on drug charges.

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Corridor Gears Up For Manufacturing 101 Course

Thu 4-21-2016 []

The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is gearing up for its annual “Manufacturing 101” course.

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Man With 12 DWI Convictions Pulled Over Again For Same Offense

Thu 4-21-2016 Mn"], ["I-90 Worthington

What started off as an investigation into a report of a man driving the wrong-way on Interstate 90 near Worthington last week wound up with the arrest of a South Dakota man who has 12 previous drunk driving convictions.

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Gillnetting Operations Net 47 Pound Muskie In Big Spirit Lake

Wed 4-20-2016 IA"], Spirit Lake, ["Big Spirit Lake

Gillnetting operations on the Iowa Great Lakes typically result in some pretty big fish, but this year there was one lunker in particular that stood out.

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Burglary Investigation Lands Two People In Jail On Drug Charges

Wed 4-20-2016 IA"], ["708 5th Ave. South Etherville

An investigation into a burglary at an Estherville sandwich shop has landed two people in jail on drug charges. Estherville police say it stems from a report of a burglary on April 6th at Subway. Upon arriving officers discovered the back door of the business had been pried open and that over $1,200 in cash was missing.

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Fire Results In Evacuation Of Apartment Building; No Injuries Reported

Wed 4-20-2016 IA"], ["21st St. & Gary Ave. Spirit Lake

No injuries were reported this (Wed.) morning in a structure fire in Spirit Lake.

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Curly Leaf Pond Weed Confirmed In East Lake Okoboji

Wed 4-20-2016 []

An update regarding our story on Curly Leaf Pond Weed.

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Clay County Fair Announces Two Capital Projects In Conjunction With Its "Centennial Vision"

Wed 4-20-2016 []

Officials with the Clay County Fair this (Wed.) morning announced two major projects totaling $750,000 in conjunction with it’s “Centennial Vision”, a multi-year, multi-million dollar renovation of the fairgrounds.

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Dickinson Supervisors Hear Update On Des Moines Water Works Lawsuit

Wed 4-20-2016 []

The Dickinson county board of supervisors Tuesday heard an update on a lawsuit Des Moines Waterworks has filed against Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac counties.

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Lake Park Residents May Soon Be Able To Get Basic Prescriptions Filled Without Leaving Town

Wed 4-20-2016 []

Lake Park residents may soon not have to leave town to get basic prescriptions filled.

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Spencer Community Theatre Presents Something's Afoot Opening April 22nd

Tue 4-19-2016 IA"], ["518 1st Ave E Spencer

(Spencer)-Call in advance to reserve seats for musical murder mystery.

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Clock Ticking for Iowa Legislature to Pass Funding for Water Quality Initiatives

Tue 4-19-2016 []

With the clock ticking on this session of the Iowa Legislature, many say they’ve lost out hope on any bill being passed that would fund water quality projects.

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Curly Leaf Pond Weed Control Put On Hold; Concern Grows Over Drainage Issue In Francis Sites Area

Tue 4-19-2016 IA"], ["Francis Sites & 28th St. Spirit Lake

Efforts to control the growth of curly leaf pond weed in East Lake Okoboji are being put on hold.

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Kossuth County Crash Kills Two Men

Tue 4-19-2016 IA"], ["HWY. 18 & 140th Ave. Kossuth Co.

Two people were killed in a single vehicle crash Monday at the intersection of Highway 18 and 140th Avenue in Kossuth county.

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Search Turns Up More Than 6 Pounds Of Pot, Results In 2 Arrests

Mon 4-18-2016 IA"], ["1629 5th Avenue East Spencer

A search warrant executed today (Mon.) on a residence at 1629 5th Avenue East in Spencer turned up 6.7 pounds of marijuana, three firearms and a large amount of cash.

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Local Physician To Serve On State Board Of Medicine

Mon 4-18-2016 []

Governor Terry Branstad's appointment of Dr. Ron Kolegraff of Re-BE of Okoboji to the Iowa Board of Medicine has received Senate confirmation.

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Dickinson County Recycling Center Expanded to Help Handle Hazardous Household Materials

Mon 4-18-2016 IA"], Milford, ["2260 220th Street

(Milford)-Facility received grant from Iowa DNR for improvement and innovation.

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Spirit Lake-Based Rembrandt Foods Announces Plans For Cage-Free Egg Laying Facility

Mon 4-18-2016 []

Spirit Lake-based Rembrandt Foods today (Mon.) announced plans to build a cage-free egg production facility in Lake Preston, South Dakota.

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Dickinson County, Lake Park Agree To Terms For Transfer Of Jurisdiction Of Road

Mon 4-18-2016 IA"], ["M27 Lake Park

The city of Lake Park and Dickinson county have agreed to terms for long-term maintenance on a stretch of County Road M-27, a main artery that passes through town.

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Car vs Motorcycle Collision Claims Spencer Man

Mon 4-18-2016 IA"], ["11th Ave SW & 13th St. SW Spencer

A Spencer man was killed Sunday when a car collided with a motorcycle he was driving.

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Phase III of Legend Rollercoaster Renovation Nearing Completion

Fri 4-15-2016 IA"], ["Arnold's Park

(Arnold's Park)-Park officials say coaster to be ready for opening day, May 21.

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Former Kossuth County Resident Rescued From Alaskan Glacier

Fri 4-15-2016 []

A former Kossuth county man stranded on an Alaskan glacier for four days was rescued on Tuesday.

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Lakes Area Businesses Looking To Hire Foreign Students This Summer Urged To Attend Informational Meeting

Fri 4-15-2016 []

Lakes Area businesses that hire students to work during the summer months through what’s known as the “J-1 Visa” college program are urged to attend an informational meeting this coming Thursday evening.

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Upcoming Season To Be A Busy One For Road Construction In Southwest Minnesota

Fri 4-15-2016 []

It’s going to be a busy season for road construction in southwest Minnesota.

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SMU Receives Award From IADG

Fri 4-15-2016 []

The Iowa Area Development Group is honoring Spencer Municipal Utilities with its Economic Development Impact Award.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd To Perform At Clay County Fair

Fri 4-15-2016 []

A major announcement this (Fri.) morning from the Clay County Fair.

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Suspicious Vehicle Investigation Results In Drug And Other Charges

Thu 4-14-2016 []

An investigation into a report of a suspicious vehicle Monday by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the arrest of a Webb man.

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No Injuries Reported In Garage Fire

Thu 4-14-2016 Mn"], ["212 South Griffin St. Lakefield

No injuries were reported this (Thurs.) afternoon in a garage fire in Lakefield.

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Emmet County Animal Shelter Omelet Brunch April 17th

Thu 4-14-2016 IA"], Estherville, ["902 Central Avenue

(Estherville)-Free will donations accepted for brunch, cupcakes, dog treats and cat toys.

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MidAmerican Energy Announces Plans For Massive Wind Energy Project

Thu 4-14-2016 []

MidAmerican Energy today (Thurs.) announced plans for a $3.6 billion wind energy project.

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Teens Face Drug Charges Following Traffic Stop

Thu 4-14-2016 []

Two teens face drug charges in connection with a traffic stop earlier this month in the 3800 mile of Highway 71 in Clay county.

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Supervisors Approve Dickinson County 5-Year Road Program

Thu 4-14-2016 -95.209384"], ["43.302397

The Dickinson county board of supervisors earlier this week approved a five-year plan for road projects put together by County Engineer Dan Eckert.

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Dickinson County Ranked 2nd Highest In Iowa In Study That Shows Where Social Security Goes Furthest

Thu 4-14-2016 []

For the second year in a row, Dickinson county has been ranked the second highest in the state where Social Security goes furthest.

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Motivational Speaker To Address Spirit Lake Middle And High School Students

Thu 4-14-2016 []

A motivational speaker who’s nationally known will be speaking at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow (Fri.) to Spirit Lake Middle and High School students.

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Traffic Stop Results In Drug Charge

Thu 4-14-2016 []

A traffic stop Tuesday in Ruthven resulted in the arrest of a Ruthven man on OWI and drug charges.

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Hwy 169 To Be Closed Between Mankato and St. Peter Beginning Monday, April 18th

Thu 4-14-2016 Mn"], ["47454-47458 U.S. 169, St Peter

If you have travel plans to the Twin Cities and you usually use Highway 169 as your route, you’ll want to listen up.

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Smelly Industry Has Sibley Officials Looking For Options

Thu 4-14-2016 IA"], ["1020 4th Ave, Sibley

Sibley leaders are studying the city's options after owners of a processing plant didn't meet a deadline to provide $50,000 to help reduce odors coming from the facility.

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Warrant Check Results In Arrest

Thu 4-14-2016 IA"], ["2106 1st Avenue East Lot 1 Spencer

A warrant check by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrest of a Spencer resident on drug charges.

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Spirit Lake High School 2016 Solo/Ensemble Results

Wed 4-13-2016 []

Students traveled to Orange City to perform their vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles for adjudication. Nearly 80 students were involved in a total of 63 entries.

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Earth Day Celebration at Dickinson County Nature Center April 15th

Wed 4-13-2016 IA"], Okoboji, ["2279 County Home Rd

(Okoboji)-Actors to portray famous conservationists during prairie tours. 

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Spring Fieldwork Getting Underway

Wed 4-13-2016 []

The recent warmer, dry weather has many area farmers getting some work done in the fields.

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Spirit Lake Council Hears Request For Donation To Dog Park; Approves Assisting County In 140th Paving Project

Wed 4-13-2016 []

The Spirit Lake city council Tuesday heard a request for funding for the proposed Lakes Area Dog Park.

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CAASA/FCC Idol Fundraiser in Estherville April 16

Tue 4-12-2016 IA"], Estherville, ["314 S 1st St

(Estherville)-Top contestants returning for 5th Annual Event.

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Arnold's Park Police Reporting Phone Scam

Tue 4-12-2016 IA"], ["Arnold's Park

(Arnold's Park)-Callers posing as representatives of IRS telling residents they are being sued.

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Spencer Man Sentenced

Tue 4-12-2016 []

Twenty-six year-old Michael Nelson was charged with two counts of first-degree harassment.

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Dickinson County To Quit Issuing Dock Permits On County Right Of Way Next Year

Tue 4-12-2016 []

The days of Dickinson county issuing dock permits on public right-of-way it owns are about to come to an end.

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Car vs Motorcycle Collision Sends Two People To LRH

Tue 4-12-2016 IA"], ["Highways 9 & Keokuk Ave. Spirit Lake

A collision Monday afternoon involving a car and a motorcycle at the intersection of Highways 9 & 71 and Keokuk Avenue in Spirit Lake sent two people to the hospital.

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New Aquatic Invasive Plant Causing Concern; Could Eventually Threaten Iowa Great Lakes

Tue 4-12-2016 Mn"], ["Paynesville

Minnesota's first confirmed infestation of starry stonewort has generated a coordinated response to stopping the grass-like algae in Lake Karonis, located in north-central Minnesota.

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Natural Resource Commission To Consider Project At Marble Beach

Tue 4-12-2016 []

A small construction project at a state facility in the Iowa Great Lakes is among those on the agenda for a meeting later this week of the Iowa DNR's Natural Resource Commission.

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Spencer Schools See Benefits Of Teacher Leadership And Compensation Program

Tue 4-12-2016 []

The Teacher Leadership and Compensation program is wrapping up its first year in the Spencer Community School District.

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Landowners Sue IUB Over Bakken Oil Pipeline

Tue 4-12-2016 []

A lawsuit has been filed against the Iowa Utilities board for authorizing use of eminent domain to access land for the Bakken oil pipeline.

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Milford Council Reviews Ruling In Arbitration Case; Approves Hiring Additional Police Officer

Tue 4-12-2016 []

The Milford city council last (Mon.) evening voted to extend the hours ATV’s can be operated in the city.

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Lawyers File Motion To Dismiss Claim In Waterworks Lawsuit

Mon 4-11-2016 []

Lawyers for three northwest Iowa counties being sued by a Des Moines water utility are asking a judge to dismiss two of the lawsuit's 10 claims.

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IUB Clears Way For Pipeline Construction

Mon 4-11-2016 []

State utility regulators say construction can begin on the Bakken oil pipeline in Iowa as soon as federal permits are obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and two other plans are filed.

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Crash Results In Minor Injuries To Father And Daughter

Mon 4-11-2016 []

A single vehicle crash Friday in Lyon county resulted in minor injuries to a father and his 16-month-old daughter.

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Boz Scaggs To Highlight Bluewater Festival

Mon 4-11-2016 []

A major announcement this (Mon.) morning regarding this year’s Okoboji Blue Water Festival. Greg Drees, Chairman of the event, tells KUOO news the event, which is intended to increase public awareness over the importance of water quality, will be held Saturday, August 13th at Preservation Plaza in Arnolds Park

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Massive Fire Destroys Atleast 500 Bales of Corn Stalks At Feedlot Just Southwest of Milford

Mon 4-11-2016 []

No injuries were reported Saturday in a massive fire that destroyed atleast 500 bales of corn stalks southwest of Milford.

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National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 10-16

Sat 4-9-2016 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Dickinson County Dispatch Center handled 13,609 calls in 2015.

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America's SBDC Iowa Represents at Iowa Recognition of Performance Excellence

Fri 4-8-2016 []

America's Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) Iowa was well represented at the Iowa Recognition of Performance Excellence (IRPE) Awards on March 31, 2016 in Altoona.

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Man Wanted On Palo Alto County Warrants Taken Into Custody

Fri 4-8-2016 []

A man wanted on warrants out of Palo Alto county was taken into custody Thursday.

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Domestic Investigation Leads To Drug Arrests

Fri 4-8-2016 []

What started as an investigation into a domestic Thursday in George wound up with authorities making several drug-related arrests.

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Viva Las Vegas Strong Kids Celebration April 9th

Thu 4-7-2016 IA"], ["Arnold's Park

(Arnold's Park)-Fundraising campaign assists with YMCA and Camp Foster scholarships.

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Iowa Great Lakes Chamber of Commerce CEO Attends Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executives Conference

Thu 4-7-2016 []

Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber CEO & President Jeff Thee is pictured with Governor Terry Branstad at the Iowa Chamber of Commerce Executive meeting in Des Moines last week.

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Jackson County Minnesota Authorities Say They Are Not Aware Of Escaped Prisoners Being Transferred To Their Jail

Thu 4-7-2016 []

Authorities in Jackson county, Minnesota say they are not aware of any inmates from Florida being transferred to their jail.

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OHS Jazz Band Placed 3rd At Iowa Jazz Championships

Thu 4-7-2016 []

The Okoboji High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Toni Hoffmann, placed 3rd out of 15 bands invited to perform in Class 2A at the 2016 Iowa Jazz Championships.

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Spirit Lake Fire Department Gears Up For Annual Pancake Day

Thu 4-7-2016 []

One of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Spirit Lake Fire Department is coming up this weekend.

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Legislative Leaders Reach Agreement On Spending Targets

Thu 4-7-2016 []

Leaders in the split Iowa Legislature have announced a compromise on spending targets for the next state budget, though details remain vague.

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ISU Extension To Hold Informational Program On Emerald Ash Borer

Thu 4-7-2016 []

Emerald Ash Borer will be the topic of discussion at an event Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be putting on next month in Cherokee.

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ILCC Receives Donation To Assist In Completion Of Chava Wind Turbine

Thu 4-7-2016 []

Iowa Lakes Community College is the recipient of a $5,000 donation from Windtest to assist in the completion of the Chava vertical axis turbine.

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New York String Ensemble Shattered Glass to Perform at PLAC April 7th

Wed 4-6-2016 IA"], ["2201 Highway 71, Okoboji

(Okoboji)-The Alexander Piano Trio to perform in lobby prior to show.

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Iowa Senate Passes Legisation Over Domestic Violence Penalties

Wed 4-6-2016 []

The Iowa Senate has passed legislation that would increase penalties for repeat domestic abusers.

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Iowa Senate Passes Legislation To Protect Crime Victims From Eviction

Wed 4-6-2016 []

The Iowa Senate has passed legislation that would prevent landlords from evicting crime victims who contact law enforcement for help.

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Iowa House Approves Funding For Water Quality Improvement Projects

Wed 4-6-2016 []

Iowa House Republicans have proposed a plan to allocate almost a half-billion dollars in funding to projects to improve Iowa's water quality.

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One of Two Escaped Inmates Being Transported to Jackson Minnesota Captured in Mississippi

Wed 4-6-2016 ["Pelhaatchie, Mississippi"]

(Pelhaatchie Mississippi)-James Banks taken into custody early Wednesday, Rotunno still at large.

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No Injuries Reported In Fertilizer Truck Rollover

Wed 4-6-2016 []

A Sheldon man escaped injury Monday after losing control of a straight truck that was hauling dry fertilizer.

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Dickinson Supervisors Hear Update On Roadside Vegetation Management Program

Wed 4-6-2016 []

The Dickinson county board of Supervisors Tuesday heard an update on the county’s Roadside Vegetation Management program.

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IRRMA names Sheryl Davis as Museum Director

Tue 4-5-2016 IA"], ["Arnold's Park

(Arnold's Park)-Rock and roll preservationist from Trimble, Ohio has begun work in Iowa Great Lakes.

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Boat Registration Deadline Approaching

Tue 4-5-2016 []

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources reminds boat owners 2016 is a boat registration year.

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Traffic Stop Turns Up Pot And Nearly 7 Pounds Of Marijuana Candy

Tue 4-5-2016 []

A traffic stop Monday afternoon in Spirit Lake resulted authorities finding nearly seven pounds of THC, or marijuana candy; marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

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New Motion Filed In Christensen Case

Tue 4-5-2016 IA"], ["Estherville

An attorney representing 18-year-old Lee Christensen of Estherville, who’s accused in the shooting death of 19-year-old Thomas Bortvit of Estherville in June of 2015, is seeking to have text messages Christensen sent to his parents ruled inadmissible in court.

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Fundraiser for Bethany Huseman & Family April 9th at Okoboji Brewing Co.

Mon 4-4-2016 IA"], Spirit Lake, ["3705 Highway 71

(Spirit Lake)-Saturday's fundraiser includes fish fry and live music from J. Jeffery Messerole

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Authorities Looking For Inmates Who Escaped Transport Van Headed To Jackson Minnesota From Florida

Mon 4-4-2016 []

Florida authorities are looking for two inmates, destined for a facility in Jackson, MN, who escaped from a van heading to Tallahassee.

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Elevators Changing Hands

Mon 4-4-2016 []

Some area elevators are changing hands. MaxYield Cooperative has signed a purchase agreement to acquire seven facilities in Iowa from the Andersons, Incorporated, which has facilities in Spencer and Everly.    

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Northern Iowa Selected For Nursing Home Neglect Team

Mon 4-4-2016 []

The northern half of Iowa has been selected as a site for one of 10 regional elder justice task forces to combat nursing home neglect.

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Gillnetting Getting Underway On Iowa Great Lakes

Mon 4-4-2016 []

An annual rite of Spring is getting underway on the Iowa Great Lakes.

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Motorcycle Crash In Southwest Minnesota Claims A Life

Mon 4-4-2016 []

A motorcycle accident over the weekend has claimed the life of a Luverne, Minnesota man.

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Milford Man Faces Multiple Charges In Pursuit Involving A Stolen Vehicle

Mon 4-4-2016 []

A Milford man faces multiple charges after leading officers on a high speed pursuit Saturday evening while driving a stolen vehicle.   

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Close Call After Boaters Become Stranded On Big Spirit Lake

Sat 4-2-2016 []

A close call this (Sat.) morning for several people who became stranded in a boat on the north side of Big Spirit Lake.

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Three Vehicle Crash Sends Two People To Hospital

Fri 4-1-2016 []

A three-vehicle chain reaction collision this (Fri.) afternoon east of Ruthven sent two people to the hospital.

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King Signs Meals On Wheels Proclamation

Fri 4-1-2016 []

Efforts to promote the local Meals on Wheels program in the Iowa Great Lakes got a boost today (Fri.).

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Cherokee Man Acquitted of a High-Profile Toddler Murder Case In Spirit Lake Has Died

Fri 4-1-2016 []

The Cherokee, Iowa, man, who was acquitted of the high-profile murder of a Spirit Lake, Iowa toddler, has died.

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CAASA Events Highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Fri 4-1-2016 IA"], ["Spirit Lake

(Spirit Lake)-Organization will be hosting booths at Iowa Lakes Community College throughout the month.

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Iowa Lakes Offering "Make Room for Pollinators" Workshop April 2nd

Fri 4-1-2016 IA"], ["2303 450th Avenue, Wallingford

(Wallingford)-"Bug Hotel" to be constructed at Emmet County Nature Center.

 

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Area Election Filings Feature Several Contests

Fri 4-1-2016 []

Three republicans will square off in the June Primary to take on long-time incumbent David Gottsche for the district three seat on the Dickinson County Board of Supervisors.

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Officials Still Trying To Pinpoint Leak On Storm Lake Dredge Equipment

Fri 4-1-2016 []

Officials are still trying to determine the cause of a leak in some dredge equipment at the Storm Lake Marina.

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Midwest Economy Shows Slight Gain Over Previous Month

Fri 4-1-2016 []

Figures from a survey of supply managers in nine Midwest and plains states, including Iowa and Minnesota, have risen for the third month in a row, suggesting more improvement in the regional economy.

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Lakes Area Woman Pens Book On Lakes Area History

Fri 4-1-2016 []

A lakes area resident is putting the finishing touches on a book depicting the area’s history.

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